Former Champaign County auditor ticketed for suspected marijuana
CHAMPAIGN — A former Champaign County Board member and county auditor was ticketed Sunday night after police found him with suspected cannabis in his vehicle.
According to a Champaign police report, Tony Fabri, 41, who listed an address in the 300 block of North Edwin Street, Champaign, was given a notice to appear for possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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The report said a Champaign police officer found Fabri with suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia in his possession at 9:40 p.m. Sunday while Fabri was parked at Kaufman Lake on West Springfield Avenue.
The citation came less than two weeks after Fabri lost his bid to return the county board. On March 18, Fabri lost to incumbent Pattsi Petrie 887-259 in the Democratic primary in District 6.
After running for the Champaign City Council in 1995, Fabri served as a Champaign County Board member from 2000-08. He was chairman of the Champaign County Democratic Party from 2004-09, and served as Champaign County auditor from 2008-12.
Fabri did not return calls for comment.